American claims he’s ‘almost been hit by car 17 times’ on confusing London roads

It’s no secret that London is a city popular with tourists. Each and every day, enthused tourists flock from around the globe to see what the capital has to offer, and very few are left disappointed. However, there are some key differences between London and other parts of the world which can take some getting used to.

One TikTok user from the States shared a hilarious clip with his 360,000 followers, highlighting the difference between roads in America and in the UK. In the TikTok, user iamtresorr says: “Hey, I’m not even going to lie to y’all, I might have to get insurance while I’m in London. “Because I have almost been hit by a car at least 17 time, looking the wrong direction.

Why is the truck coming from that side of the road, bro? I’ve been crossing the street, looking the wrong way, and I almost lost my life!” The hilarious video has already been viewed over 150,000 times, and amused Londoners were quick to share their thoughts. :Woman DIY’s genius badge to wear on Tube to prove she does not have Covid

One TikTok user said: “You’re defo in east London” Another joker added: “It’s better to get hit by a car that u can see coming than one that’s behind you.” “I’ve stopped my friend from the states getting hit by a car multiple times cause she got confused with the roads.” One user said: “it’s because in the states they drive on the opposite side.” Another added: “I love that on some major streets there, it will say “look left.” I felt so embarrassed as an American that I legit needed those signs.” One follower said: “Why is there so many American people in london ? Is there an event or something?”

A few users were also quick to pick up on the user’s reference to taking out insurance. “We don’t have insurance we got NHS,” one Londoner said. “Health care is FREE in the UK lol you don’t need insurance even if you’re from another country,” another added. If you have a story you think we should be covering, feel free to email sylvie.wilkinson@reachplc.com To keep up-to-date with all the latest London news, sign up to our newsletter here.

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